NewsForge: How a New Linux System Bolstered a Major Art Museum’s Presentation

“San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, which houses the largest
collection of Asian art in the Western world, is testing a Web site
that will display digital photographs of paintings, sculpture, and
other artistic creations worth a total of almost $4 billion. The
site runs on SUSE Linux and IBM’s iSeries hardware.

“From its inception in 1966, the Asian Art Museum has operated
in a wing of the de Young museum building at Golden Gate Park,
sharing IT infrastructure as well as physical space with its more
traditional sister. As the decades passed, it became clear that a
spare wing was no longer sufficient to house the growing collection
of Far Eastern treasures…”


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